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ODR has everything but snow

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outdoor Recreation employees Brian Brazelton (right) and Oscar Parra-Garcia (left) are ready to help with all the equipment needed for a day on the slopes. Outdoor Recreation is ready for all your winter adventures. With ski packages, snowboarding packages and sleds, they have everything but the snow – and…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center says thank you

In the season for giving thanks, the Airman and Family Readiness Center is thanking the military families on base. November is designated Military Family Appreciation Month and to celebrate there have been three book readings for military children and a party with cake and punch.

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Team Edwards remembers Code Talkers during heritage month

In observation of National American Indian Heritage Month, Team Edwards hosted a 5K run/walk Nov. 12 at the Rosburg Fitness Center in honor of World War I and II Code Talkers.

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Annual health fair highlights options, open enrollment season

The annual Edwards AFB Federal Employee Health Fair was held in Bldg. 3000 for Edwards and NASA federal employees.

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Winter fire safety tips

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…


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Lakebed creature re-surfaces in time for Halloween

Posted  October 31, 2014

Many at Edwards can remember a time when the sunny skies of the High Desert would turn dark with rain. The Rosamond Dry Lakebed would fill with water, and legend has it, that the waters have been inhabited by powerful sea creatures.

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring*

Posted  October 31, 2014

When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should be safe, respectful and positive. October…

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Solar eclipse

Posted  October 31, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Philip Harvey, 412th Operations Support Squadron flight chief and staff meteorologist, adjusts a precision spectral pyranometer in order to plot data he collects from the beginning to the end of the partial solar eclipse that occurred Oct. 23 near the Base Operations building. The data recorded is used to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 31, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – It is estimated that Halloween will bring in approximately $10 billion this year to the U.S. economy.  It has officially become a major holiday for Americans.  Of course everyone knows of the costumes and candy but many of us forget…

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Announcements – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

M4/M9 Firing Range closure The Edwards AFB Combat Arms Firing Range is closed for M4 and M9 firing until further notice. Any required firing for PCS or deployments will temporarily be accomplished at March ARB, Calif. To schedule training, contact the Combat Arms section at 661-277-2103. It is strongly recommended that all firing be scheduled as soon…

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Edwards community holds town hall meeting

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Edwards community gathered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Oct. 15 for a town hall meeting.

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

Posted  October 24, 2014

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Gathering of Eagles honors 70 years of TPS

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Flight Test Historical Foundation presented the 2014 Gathering of Eagles Oct. 18 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. The annual fundraiser included dinner, a silent auction and panel discussion with this year's honorees.

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Giving ‘gift of groceries’? Think Commissary gift cards

Posted  October 24, 2014

No matter the occasion, Commissary gift cards are always available to help family members, friends and organizations give the gift of groceries. “Our gift cards are versatile,” said Randy Chandler, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “They can help a young family in need, offer wholesome eating options to a young service member or make…

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